Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus

Short-toed Snake Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle in flight
The Short-toed Snake Eagle is unusual among snake eagles in being partially migratory. It is resident in India but populations in Europe through to Russia and Central Asia migrate south in winter to subsaharan Africa and India.
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle
It has a large head for its size as well as short toes for a raptor.
Short-toed Snake Eagle in flight
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle
It's diet is mainly snakes and lizards. Photos were taken by Alexandra Makhnina in Kazakhstan.